It was a busy week so I did not finish my “First Kings of…” series. That will be back next Friday. I will post more before that. Until then I leave you with On this day in history…

May 8.

413 – Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, which were plundered by the Visigoths.
1450 – Jack Cade’s Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI of England
2015 – Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage step down as party leaders of the Labour Party, Liberal Democrat Party and UKIP respectively.
2015 – Conservative Party gain a majority in UK Parliament and David Cameron is elected for another term.

Births
1326 – Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (d. 1360)
1460 – Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)
1587 – Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)
1670 – Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1726)
1720 – William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1764)
2003 – Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco

Deaths
535 – Pope John II (b. 470)
685 – Pope Benedict II (b. 635)
1192 – Ottokar IV, Duke of Styria (b. 1163)
1278 – Emperor Duanzong of Song (b. 1268)
1319 – Haakon V of Norway (b. 1270)
1473 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)

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